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ERIC Number: ED539925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Evaluation of New Texas Charter Schools: Second Interim Report (2007-10). Executive Summary
Maloney, Catherine; Sheehan, Daniel; Rainey, Katharine
Texas Center for Educational Research
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) was awarded Charter School Program (CSP) funding in 2007, and specified that the required evaluation would focus on the experiences and outcomes of new charter schools authorized to begin serving students across 4 school years: 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10. TEA categorizes charter schools in terms of "generations" that roughly align with the years in which schools are first authorized to serve students as charter schools, which frames the evaluation in terms of Generation 11 (2006-07), Generation 12 (2007-08), Generation 13 (2008-09), and Generation 14 (2009-10) charter schools. The evaluation examines how new charter school operators plan and implement their programs. The evaluation will produce three reports--two interim reports (spring 2009 and winter 2011) and a final report in spring 2011. This is the evaluation's second interim report. It presents findings for Research Questions 1 through 5 drawn from data collected from Generation 11, 12, and 13 charter schools, and includes analyses based on TEA's Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS), Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) data. The report also includes the results of spring 2009 surveys of principals, teachers, and students in Generation 11, 12, and 13 charter schools, and the parents of students attending such schools, as well as information collected during site visits to a set of seven Generation 13 charter schools during the 2008-09 school year. Site visits included interviews with school administrators, focus group discussions with teachers, students, and board members, as well as observations in core content area classes. Contains 7 footnotes.) [For the full report, "Evaluation of New Texas Charter Schools: Second Interim Report (2007-10)," see ED538554.]
Texas Center for Educational Research. P.O. Box 679002, Austin, TX 78767. Tel: 800-580-8237; Tel: 512-467-3632; Fax: 512-467-3658; e-mail: tcer@tcer.org; Web site: http://www.tcer.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency
Authoring Institution: Texas Center for Educational Research (TCER)
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Excellence Indicator System